Letter: T-S Ar.47.139

Letter T-S Ar.47.139



Recto: Letter in Judaeo-Arabic. The writer describes coming to a certain place and finding its synagogue in a dangerous state of disrepair and its columns collapsing. He insisted that it needed to be rebuilt and offered his services. A person named Abū l-Faraj al-Levi features in the story. Verso: Letter in Judaeo-Arabic; unclear whether it is related to recto. The writer describes a certain Abū l-Faraj pleading for mercy from an amīr, who ultimately granted mercy. The writer cites Ezra 6:11 at this point. He goes on to describe a group of people harassing his group with 'שנאות ורשעות.' Needs examination.